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VSS eNewsletter - 12 August 2009

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    VSS VSS eNewsletter 12 August 2009 In this issue... VSS NEWS Our Representative on Bloomberg TV Climate Crisis Symposium VSS at Yoga Fair – 6 Sep
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      VSS eNewsletter
      12 August 2009

       

       

      In this issue...

       

       

      VSS NEWS

       

      Our Representative on Bloomberg TV

       

      Climate Crisis Symposium

       

      VSS at Yoga Fair – 6 Sep

       

      Joining NUS’s Efforts to Fight Climate – 7 & 8 Sep

       

      DVDs of Prof Campbell’s Talks

       

      Donations Sought for 2nd West African Vegetarian Congress

       

       

      GENERAL NEWS

       

      Transforming to a Global Village of Harmony and Peace

       

      Discount for First 12 VSS Members at Holistic Wellness Symposium 2009

       

      Charity Banquet in Aid of Metta Welfare

       

      More and More People Are Waking Up to the Meat-Global Warming Link

       

      Learn to Make Carrot Cake, Pesto Pasta and Pumpkin Soup

       

       

       

      VSS NEWS

       

       

      Our Representative on Bloomberg TV

      A VSS representative will be interviewed live on Bloomberg TV’s Asia Confidential (Starhub Cable TV, Channel 25) on Wed, 19 August at 11.30am: http://www.bloomberg.com/tvradio/tv/asia/tv_index_asia.html

       

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      The interview, with Bloomberg anchor Bernard Lo, will be broadcast across Asia and beyond. We need to thank Prof Campbell for this interview. Apparently, the sister of one of Asia Confidential’s producers attended one of Prof’s talk and told her whole family about it and about why they should think about going vegetarian.

       

      Climate Crisis Symposium

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      VSS will have a booth outside the Climate Crisis Symposium to be held Sat, 29 Aug, 9am-3.30pm at Lecture Theatre 27 on the NUS campus. Admission is free, but registration is required.

       

      For details, visit http://www.climatecrisissymposium09.blogspot.com or contact Ms Koh Ting Ting at 9114.7999.

       

      VSS at Yoga Fair – 6 Sep

      On Sun, 6 Sep, , 10am-6pm, VSS will have a booth and give a talk at a Yoga Fair to be held at Fort Canning Park @ Cox Terrace. The event is organized by the Ananda Marga Yoga Society of Singapore, and the Guest of Honour is Dr Fatima Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC.

       

      Many yoga proponents are also proponents of vegetarianism, not only for health reasons but also to promote kindness towards other animals (human and otherwise) and to care for the environment. For more information about this fair: 9789.8167 or http://anandamarga.org.sg/category/events

       

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      Joining NUS’s Efforts to Fight Climate – 7 & 8 Sep

      VSS will be taking part in the Green Carnival at NUS, as part of the university’s campaign to reduce global warming. The Carnival activities include urging the NUS community to change their eating habits in light of the strong evidence that the production of animal-based foods is responsible for a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions.

       

      The Carnival’s opening ceremony takes place on Mon, 7 Sep, 10.30am-1pm at the NUS Central Forum.

       

      (a)  Climate Change Exhibition – Deadline 2015

      (b)  NUS Fights Climate Change – What About YOU?? - film

      (c)  Bochup House

      (d)  NUS Votes Earth

      (e)  Performance by local comedian Hossan Leong

       

      The Green Carnival is organized by SAVE (Students Against Violation of the Earth): nussu.save@...

       

      DVDs of Prof Campbell’s Talks

      DVDs on Professor T. Colin Campbell presentations in Singapore on 18 and 19 July are available at $25 each. Please email your orders to johncheang@... or contact John at 6565.9076 (office) or 96742.512 (hp). Please include $10 for delivery charges and allow 3 or 4 weeks for production and processing of your order. You may also self collect the DVDs at 90 Jurong East Street 13, S. 609648. If you choose the self-collect option, please fix an appointment before coming.

       

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      Donations Sought for 2nd West African Vegetarian Congress

      The International Vegetarian Union, to which VSS belongs, sent the following appeal for funds.

       

      The first West African Congress was held in Nigeria in December 2007, and an international appeal to support that Congress raised about £1300. Details of the 2nd West African Vegetarian Congress in Ghana at the end of October are on http://www.ivu.org/africa/ghana-2009.html. The 2009 event should be much bigger. If you would like to offer support, you can make a donation by debit or credit card or by PayPal on http://www.ivu.org/africa/donations.html. Note that all catering will be vegan.

       

       

       

      GENERAL NEWS

       

       

      Transforming to a Global Village of Harmony and Peace

      VSSOur friends at Kampung Senang - www.kg-senang.org.sg - are doing two workshops on the important themes of harmony and peace. Living in harmony and peace with our fellow animals is an important part of that.

       

      Workshop A - Sat, 5 Sep, 2pm-5pm

      Poh Ming Tse Temple

      438 Dunearn Road, S. 289613 (Buses 66, 67, 74, 151, 154, 170)

      6466.0785 / 6749.8509 for registration & booking of dinner


      Workshop B - Sun, 6 Sep, 2pm-5pm

      Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205, S. 380106 (near Aljunied MRT)

      6749.8509 for registration & booking of dinner


      An organic vegan dinner is available at both locations with dinner passes priced at $10/- per pax. Bookings are on a first-come-first served basis and the closing date for registration is 3 Sep.

       

      Discount for First 12 VSS Members at Holistic Wellness Symposium 2009

      VSSKampung Senang has put together a two-day event to share knowledge and experience in holistic wellness – body, mind, soul and environment. VSS will be participating, along with more than 10 internationally-renowned speakers who will be sharing their views and ideas on the four areas: Body, Mind, Soul and Environment.

       

      Title: Transforming Our Life Template for a Harmonious Global Village

       

      When: 11-12 Sep, 9am-5pm

       

      Where: Quality Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 201, Balestier Road, S. 329926, www.qualityhotel.com.sg, MRT: Lavender

      Fee: $250 (Group of 5 or more), $300 per person (Includes course materials, 2 lunches and 4 tea-breaks).

       

      Topics: Holistic Wellness services, hurdles in educating and reaching out to the public about holistic wellness, current trends and new findings, networking among Holistic Wellness service providers. http://www.lifetemplate.org

       

      Cielo Sereno - www.CieloSereno.net - would like to subsidise VSS members to attend the Symposium! This means that the first 12 VSS members who register for the symposium via Cielo Sereno - CieloSerenoMail@... & provide their hp and VSS membership # - before 23 August need pay only $200.

      Info: www.lifetemplate.org & hws@...

       

      Charity Banquet in Aid of Metta Welfare

       

      The good folks at Metta Welfare do many things to promote vegetarianism, most notably their Happy Arts Deli, which employs and trains students from their special school. You can support them via their Charity Banquet 2009, Sat, 24 Oct, 7pm, Metta Building , 32 Simei St. 1. GoH will be Jessica Tan Soon Neo, MP for East Coast GRC. More information at www.metta.org.sg and events@...

       

      More and More People Are Waking Up to the Meat-Global Warming Link

      The following is a simple article that shows what common sense it is to reduce or eliminate meat from our diets as a way to reduce our contribution to the climate crisis: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/28/AR2009072800390.html

       

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      Learn to Make Carrot Cake, Pesto Pasta and Pumpkin Soup

      VSS

      Genesis Health Food Restaurant, 1 Lorong Telok (behind Boat Quay), is offering another of their cooking classes. The one will be held Sun, 16 Aug, 4-6pm, at a price of $50, including dinner. The featured dishes will be vegan carrot cake, pesto pasta, and pumpkin soup.


      Places are limited to 30 pax, please contact Agnes at 9145.4218 to register.

       

       

       

       

       

      Visit http://www.vegetarian-society.org/?q=fdl
      for a comprehensive list of vegetarian eateries
      or email us at info@...

      to notify us of new places.

       

       

       

       

       

      Chief Editor:                             Dr George M Jacobs

      Editorial Consultant:                 Mr Gangasudhan

       

       

       

       

       

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